Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 pm

Hosts: Jeanne and Tony Pritzker, P ’17; Diane Shakin ’83, P ’15 and Nick Klein, P ’15

Location: Beverly Hills (on site, valet parking)

Donation:  $150 for CCLA members ($300 for member + 1 guest); $185 for non-members

 Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1639.

Space is limited

An Autumn Evening Al Fresco!  Join Dean Gretchen Ritter & Sociology Professor Michael Macy at Jeanne and Tony Pritzker’s home for a post-debate discussion with wine, dinner and dessert designed by LA Cornellians.

 Just one night after the final Presidential Debate, Cornell’s election experts visit LA to enlighten us about this historic contest!  Gretchen Ritter, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Michael Macy, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology and Director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, will opine on critical issues in the 2016 Presidential race, including political stereotypes and the possible breakdown of the two-party system.

The backdrop to this amazing evening is the stunning home of Jeanne & Tony Pritzker, featuring a beautiful art collection and interior design by Diane Shakin of D & E Design, LLC. We’ll meet on the veranda for dinner, dessert and unstoppable sunset views.  You’ll be treated to a delicious hand-passed dinner of Northern Italian cuisine created by West Hooker-Poletti ’87 of the much-lauded Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica. Added to this mix will be desserts by Susan Sarich, ’91 of SusieCakes and wines by vintner Marko Zaninovich ’90.


How can you simultaneously have a wonderful meal, meet new Cornellians and help provide much-needed scholarships for deserving Los Angeles Cornell students?  The Club’s annual series of Scholarship Dinners & Events offers you a chance to have a great time while benefiting CCLA’s Scholarship Endowment.  This year’s dining and event options can’t miss!

From September through Thanksgiving, generous Cornell hosts open their homes, tables and other interesting venues to other scholarship-supporting Cornellians and friends, with 100 percent of all donations going to the Endowment.  As veteran attendees know, Scholarship Dinners are a win-win-win deal for hosts, guests and the Club. Many choose to go to more than one event; a few years ago one member attended six!

In place since 1996, the CCLA Endowment now stands above $400,000. Out of this total, this year we are providing $30,000 in scholarship awards. The club is continuing to grow the Endowment through the Scholarship Dinner program and other fund-raising.

Your tax adviser can explain how your Dinner costs may be deductible. If your schedule prevents you from attending a Dinner this year, please consider making a donation in lieu of attending. We hope to see you at one of our events!  

Please check http://www.cornellclubla.com/events.html for a full list of Scholarship Events.  New events will be added throughout the season.

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